THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESIS ORAL DEFENSE EXAMINATION PROCESS OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS AT FACULTY OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS, SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The objectives of this research were to: 1) examine the arising problems in conducting the thesis examination for foreign students in postdoctoral level, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2) develop the process of organizing the dissertation examination for foreign students in postdoctoral level, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University during the COVID-19 pandemic. The population for this study were 20 foreign students whereas the research instrument was a questionnaire and data analysis were made by percentage, frequency, mean and standard deviation. The findings showed that most of the samples were female at the age between 31- 40 years with average monthly income of 35,001 - 45,000 Baht. The population’s level of knowledge and understanding about the examination process of the performing arts field, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, overall, was at a high level. The highest perceived level was the aspect of reliability of the system, followed by responsiveness, assurance, understanding and perception of needs, respectively. The lowest one was the tangible process. The research findings shall fruitfully help develop the thesis examination process to facilitate foreign students during the COVID-19 pandemic The technology has been also applied to develop the process of submitting the petition via online platform and online thesis examination contributing the efficiency of internal operations of the curriculum.